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Health Resources and Services Administration- MCH Research
Deadline: Nov.6
The R40 MCH Research Program from the Health Resources and Services Administration supports research on critical issues affecting MCH. Research will advance knowledge, and will result in health services improvements. It will strengthen and expand topics addressed by the MCH Block Grant National Performance Priority Areas and populations served. It will support research that addresses MCHB Strategic Research Issues. To learn more, click here

Improving Timeliness in Newborn Screening
Deadline: Nov. 9
State newborn screening (NBS) programs are encouraged to identify areas to improve timeliness in the NBS system. NewSTEPs 360 aims to support states through technical and financial means to achieve timely reporting of results in 95 percent of newborns that received dried-blood spot (DBS) NBS. In alignment with the recommendations from the Security's Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children (ACHDNC), responsive proposals must be able to demonstrate the potential to impact timeliness in: presumptive positive results for time-critical conditions should be communicated immediately to the child's health care provider but no later than the 5th day of life; all presumptive positive results for all other conditions should be communicated to the child's healthcare provider as soon as possible but no later than the 7th day of life; all NBS results should be reported within 7 days of life; Initial NBS specimens should be collected in the appropriate time frame for the baby's condition but no later than 48 hours after birth; NBS specimen should be received at the laboratory as soon as possible, ideally within 24 hours of collection. To learn more, click here

National Centers for Translational Research in Reproduction and Infertility
Deadline: Nov. 12
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), through the Fertility and Infertility Branch (FIB), provides funding for a limited number of research centers in the reproductive sciences. These centers provide an arena for multidisciplinary interactions among basic and clinical scientists interested in establishing high quality translational research programs in the reproductive sciences. The centers also serve as national resources for the training and career development of young scientists electing to pursue careers conducting research in high priority areas of reproduction and infertility. Finally, center investigators develop and participate in important community outreach and education efforts to increase awareness and convey the importance and implications of their research activities to the general public. Accordingly, the purpose of this is to announce the competition of the National Centers for Translational Research in Reproduction and Infertility, which replaces the Specialized Cooperative Centers Program in Reproduction and Infertility Research U54 program. To learn more, click here.

NIH Initiative to Maximize Research Education in Genomics Diversity Action Plan
Deadline: Sept. 6, 2016
NIH present this funding opportunity to facilitate the training of individuals at all careers levels (the undergraduate, graduate, post baccalaureate, postdoctoral and faculty levels) from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in scientific disciplines relevant to genomics to enable them to pursue genomics research that spans all areas of interest to National Human Genome Research Institute later in their careers. To learn more, click here.

Exploratory and Developmental Grant to Improve Health Care Quality through HIT
Deadline: Nov. 16, 2016
The purpose of this grant is to fund exploratory and developmental research grants that will contribute to the evidence base of how health information technology (HIT) improves health care quality. This funding opportunity supports the use of a wide variety of research designs in order to generate information regarding the design and development, implementation, use, or impact of health IT on quality. For more information on grant PA-14-001 and more, click here.

Reducing Health Disparities among Minority and Underserved Children
Deadline: Jan. 7, 2017
This initiative encourages research that targets the reduction of health disparities among children. Specific targeted areas of research include biobehavioral studies that incorporate multiple factors that influence child health disparities such as biological (e.g., genetics, cellular, organ systems), lifestyle factors, environmental (e.g., physical and family environments) social (e.g., peers), economic, institutional, and cultural and family influences; studies that target the specific health promotion needs of children with a known health condition and/or disability; and studies that test and evaluate the comparative effectiveness of health promotion interventions conducted in traditional and nontraditional settings. For more information, click here (R01) or here (R21).

Chronic Illness Self-Management in Children and Adolescents
Deadline: Jan. 7, 2017
The purpose of this announcement is to encourage research to improve self-management and quality of life in children and adolescents with chronic conditions. Managing a chronic condition is an unremitting responsibility for children and their families. Children with a chronic condition and their families have a long-term responsibility for self-management. For more information, click here (R01) or here (R21).

Understanding Factors in Infancy and Early Childhood That Influence Obesity Development
Deadline: Feb. 5, 2017
This funding announcement invites Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/organizations which propose to characterize or identify factors in early childhood (birth-24 months) that may increase or mitigate risk for obesity and/or excessive weight gain and/or to fill methodological research gaps relevant to the understanding of risk for development of obesity in children. For more information, click here.

Maternal Nutrition and Pre-pregnancy Obesity: Effects on Mothers, Infants and Children
Deadline: May 7, 2018
This announcement encourages applications to improve health outcomes for women, infants and children, by stimulating interdisciplinary research focused on maternal nutrition and pre-pregnancy obesity. Maternal health significantly impacts not only the mother but also the intrauterine environment, and subsequently fetal development and the health of the newborn. For more information, click here.